KK AFR Award

Hub Deputy Director, Katharine Kemp, wins AFR Higher Education Emerging Leader Award.

UNSW Sydney Associate Professor Katharine Kemp has been named the best ‘emerging leader’ in the nation’s university sector at the 2023 Australian Financial Review (AFR) Higher Education Awards, for her transformational leadership in data privacy and protection.

UNSW entries were also finalists in the Community Engagement and Employability categories.

The awards are designed to highlight the tremendous contribution that the higher education sector makes to Australian prosperity and quality of life.

A/Prof. Kemp said she is honoured to win the award and hopes it will raise awareness about unfair and unsafe data practices that are causing consumers to lose trust in businesses and governments handling their personal information.

“The question is not what will it take to make consumers trust organisations’ data practices, but what will it take to make those practices trustworthy,” she said.

A/Prof. Kemp is one of Australia’s foremost experts in competition, data privacy and consumer protection law. She has worked at UNSW’s Faculty of Law & Justice since 2015 and is Deputy Director of the Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation.